12 ways to support teachers and schools in Birmingham this fall, including how to send them on a beach trip

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Packing lunch boxes. Carpooling to school. Homework. It’s back to school time in Birmingham. How can you help your child and your child’s teacher have the best school year yet?  Bham Now has pulled together 12 tips to help you through.

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Save money July 20-22 on school supplies during Alabama’s back-to-school sales tax holiday

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Michelle Black, a nurse at Moody Jr. High and High School and Leah Gilbert, an 8th grader at Odenville Middle School shopping for school supplies at Target in Fultondale. Photos by Kara Kennedy for Bham Now

For some parents it’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas, but the beginning of a new school year! And with just two weeks until the school bell rings, Alabama is once again giving parents and teachers a break from paying sales tax on back-to-school items.

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Birmingham, it’s time to make school safety a priority

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On Wednesday, March 14, students at Woodlawn High School participated in a nationwide school walkout to protest gun violence. Photo by Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

UAB Hospital-Highlands. Huffman High School. The city’s homicide rate. Actions speak louder than words when it comes to violence in Birmingham. Are we doing everything we can to keep our students safe?

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Alabama’s Smartest Colleges & Universities: Top Ten

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Niche recently posted their rankings for the top 10 Alabama colleges with the smartest students. Factors that were considered in the equation and their weight are as follows:

Student survey responses – 35%

SAT/ACT scores in 25th percentile – 35%

SAT/ACT scores in 75th percentile – 30%

Read on to see the list.

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Kid Ink to Perform at UAB’s Back to School Concert

The back to school concert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will feature Hip-Hop artist Kid Ink. Kid Ink is known for popular songs like “Show Me” feat. Chris Brown, “Main Chick” feat. Chris Brown and Tyga, and “Be Real” feat. Dej Loaf.

UAB students have the chance to open for the “Body Language” artist through a contest hosted by UAB Student Media.

The show starts at 7 pm on August 28th and will take place at the Student Center Amphitheater. The general public can purchase tickets to the show for $10.

Things you secretly miss about the first day of school

It’s that time of year again – your Facebook timelines are flooded with photos of your younger cousins and family friends on their first day back to elementary/middle/high school. On one side, you’re glad those days are over. But, there’s still a part of you that misses those first day feels. For those of us who’ve moved on to college and beyond, here’s a trip down memory lane to all the things we miss about starting school. Continue reading “Things you secretly miss about the first day of school”